Processing of Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • K. K. Chawla
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter we describe some of the important processing techniques for fabricating ceramic matrix composites. Among the items that one should take into account for choosing reinforcement and matrix materials are:
  • melting point

  • volatility

  • density

  • elastic modulus

  • coefficient of thermal expansion

  • creep characteristics

  • strength

  • fracture toughness

  • compatibility between fiber and matrix
    • chemical compatibility

    • thermal compatibility (should be able to withstand high temperature excursions)

    • compatibility with the environment, internal as well as external. The external compatibility mainly involves oxidation and evaporation characteristics.

Keywords

Combustion Titanium Porosity Graphite Carbide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. K. Chawla
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  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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